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Founded and based in Portland, Oregon, USA, Oligopolist Records is a netlabel devoted to promoting underheard quality music, with a focus on downtempo, ambient, hip-hop, lofi, and experimental. http://oligopolistrecords.com/
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Oligopolist Records
by Garren Epley
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Garren Epley's sound lies somewhere between the tape deck and the trash bin. His use of hardware and fear of MIDI leaves for a warm, warbly, off kilter feel, with swirling pads, over-compressed samples and dusty drum breaks ripped straight from the record. His latest EP favors more synth heavy production, a slight departure from Tesoro, but still remains cohesive with his style. http://oligopolistrecords.com
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Topics: instrumental, beats, hip-hop, portland, oregon, experimental, rap, samples, dusty, chill
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by Studenets
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Dusty loops, chopped up chords, crunchy snares, 100 foot pan pipes, and a bit of love.
Topics: hip-hop, beats, breaks, chill, instrumental, instrumental hip-hop, samples, downtempo, oligopolist,...
Oligopolist Records
by Giant Golden Rings
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Punk electronic? Experimental hip-hop? IDM? The only thing that's certain is that this guy is tossing some fresh stuff our way from Amherst, MA. From the summery soul vibes on SPTMBRSNG to the chaotic slices of SCHOOL this album is stretching the the label "beats" even further towards the breaking point. The opener "9000" is a jarring chopped and clipped dialogue leading you into a range of styles throughout the album with the only overarching characteristic being a gritty...
Topics: beats, instrumental, hip-hop, IDM, ambient, noisy, stutturing
Oligopolist Records
by ITALICS
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"ITALICS is a curious and innovative sonic auteur whose aural inquiries take on many forms.  The debut full length PIECEWISE tackles  the arena of ambient bedroom beats. It takes a particular talent to listen with a conscious ear, to create and curate a seamless accomplishment such as PIECEWISE.  The precise and tasteful thought put into every second is audible; swirling noise drones and warm, taped-out samples evoke alternating feelings of remorse and euphoria.  FEVERDREAM places...
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Topics: experimental, electronic, hip-hop, post-rock, beat, instrumental, lo-fi, portland, oligopolist, flac
Oligopolist Records
by Italics
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Italics/DJPJ, portland punk guitarist turned electronic explorer fuses more hip-hop and downtempo beats with his noise and punk roots. BARON SAMEDI is a 19 minute ride through five pieces: begin - 1:29 - Drowner 1:30 - 3:38 - Sweater 3:39 - 7:18 - Sweller 7:19 - 11:38 - Death & Dying 11:38 - end - Baron Samedi
Topics: ambient, drone, electronic, instrumental, hip-hop, rap, Portland, experimental, oligopolist